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Spokane Public Schools open on Friday; many other districts delayed

Passing school buses begin to slide as they pass each other. Buses aren’t considered automobiles under Washington state law and some insurance policies won’t pay claims filed by those injured by bus collisions. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)
Passing school buses begin to slide as they pass each other. Buses aren’t considered automobiles under Washington state law and some insurance policies won’t pay claims filed by those injured by bus collisions. (Jesse Tinsley / The Spokesman-Review)

Spokane Public Schools will open on time on Friday, but several other Spokane County school districts will be delayed.

Cheney, Deer Park, Great Northern, Liberty, Nine Mile Falls, Reardan-Edwall and Riverside school districts have a two-hour delay on Friday.

Medical Lake is running on a 1-hour delay.

The Spokane district said in a Facebook announcement that buses carrying its students would use chains on Friday.

Several other Inland Northwest districts have announced delays.

On Thursday, Spokane received 6.3 inches of snow, making the evening commute slow and treacherous. The snow was heavy, toppling some trees and large branches.

The City of Spokane said it was working Friday morning to remove 18 trees from street right-of-way. De-icing trucks and plows are working on arterials and in hilly residential neighborhoods.

The Spokane International Airport is reporting that flights were leaving and arriving on time as of 6:30 a.m. Friday.


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